Stay Safe and Secure

While working off campus, please be aware that you will not be protected by some of the security controls delivered on campus, such as our firewalls and browsing protection. Here are our recommendations:

  • Avoid using open or public (unencrypted) WiFi for GTCC business.
  • Ensure all devices you may use are up to date and have anti-virus installed.
  • Never provide your password to anyone or share your account access.
  • Maintain the appropriate separation of GTCC data and your personal devices, especially sensitive or business critical data.
  • Keep your GTCC data on the appropriate resources (GTCC OneDrive, Teams, or SharePoint).
  • Use your GTCC email account or the GTCC Teams application for business communication. Do not use your personal accounts for GTCC business communication.

How do I Stay Connected?

Make sure you have Internet service at home and your personal computer is connected to the Internet.

Locate the peripherals you’ll need to be productive remotely. Think about live conferencing. Does your computer have a built-in microphone and speaker? Do you need a headset for your phone?

For most GTCC faculty and staff, working remotely will not require VPN. The following applications can be accessed from the web:

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

The VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to access and use the GTCC computing services from off-campus locations as if you were on campus.

Learn more about VPN

Using Microsoft Teams

You will be able to work productively from your remote location by using Microsoft Teams. You can use Teams to:

  • Schedule and attend meetings
  • Share documents
  • Conduct chats/conversations
  • Communicate through audio and video calls using your computer’s microphone and speakers or a headset.

For additional information and instructions on using Teams and other applications:

Remote Voicemail Access

You can access your voicemail services even when you are away from your GTCC location, but you must have VPN access. If you have trouble, please try your browser in incognito mode.

Learn more

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